John Gruber of Daring Fireball responds to Joe Trotter’s view on WordPress. Joe didn’t like the design of WordPress’ default templates and John adds his take on design:
Designing is thinking, and if you care about design, every detail â€” the layout, the colors, the markup, the URL structure â€” deserves to be thought about.
Default templates are terrific for people who canâ€™t or donâ€™t want to design their own â€” but theyâ€™re terrible starting points for anyone attempting to establish their own unique brand. If you start with nothing, youâ€™re forced to think about everything.
Sigh.. if only Dad had allowed me to go to design school..